As we reflect on another successful year here at Medi Tresse, we thought we would take this time to summarize the top female hair loss treatments we have offered at all of our locations as well as some of the statistics our offices have accumulated on specific treatments this year. From an increase in Painless PRP to a surge in interest for oral minoxidil, we have seen increases across the board in many of our offerings for 2023.
This year, we have noticed that more and more women are seeking treatment for their hair loss. In fact, we saw a 23% increase in the number of patients this year and performed 33% more PRP treatments.
While PRP therapy continues to be our most popular treatment, more women are interested in the painless options:
Check out our case study on Painless PRP for Female Hair Loss in Worcester, MA. Painless PRP is a completely painless technique that allows our practitioners to deliver optimally contracted platelet-rich plasma solution without needles. Then head over to our blog comparing Painless PRP vs. TED Alma where we explore the differences and similarities between these two treatments.
Painless PRP isn’t the only increase we’ve seen here at our offices this year. We have also noticed a bigger demand for oral minoxidil for women. While topical minoxidil is still very popular, more patients have become interested in oral minoxidil due to more research. Several studies have been done on the efficacy of oral minoxidil for hair loss in women. In low doses, it has been deemed a safe alternative to topical minoxidil. Some patients may find the topical version irritating or are less compliant using it.
While we have found both topical and oral minoxidil to be very popular, it often works best in conjunction with other treatments. Studies show that combination therapy, with PRP and minoxidil or LLLT and minoxidil, is more effective than minoxidil alone. You might find it interesting to read this case study that combined three treatments of Painless Optimal Platelet Concentration™ (OPC) Therapy, minoxidil, and hair loss supplements.
Scarring Alopecia is becoming more common in women. From 2019 to 2023, the percent of new patients diagnosed at our offices with scarring alopecia has increased from 7.6% to 12.6%. While part of the reason for this is that the medical community is becoming better at identifying this condition, we also do believe that the incidence of scarring alopecia is increasing due to the use of certain harsh hair care practices, with possible causes pointing to autoimmune or genetic components as well.
We have also seen a 432% increase in scalp detox treatments performed. Check out this case study on a patient at our Boston location. We determined that the best treatment plan would be to utilize scalp cleanses and clobetasol for her scalp eczema first, then Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) LaserCap® for her androgenic alopecia. We always want to ensure a healthy scalp first before treating any type of hair loss.
In general, scalp treatments are not only beneficial for the hair, they feel amazing too. We recommend using a scalp cleanse shampoo once a week to remove build-up. Our Tresse Root Cleanse shampoo is specifically designed to remove product, cellular debris, and sebum buildup from the scalp and hair follicles. We also recommend getting a professional scalp detox and exfoliation at least once a quarter. We utilize a special medical device that provides a high pressure exfoliation to deeply cleanse and purify the scalp. This high-pressure treatment exfoliates the scalp, while the aloe vera and hyaluronic acid detoxify and moisturize the skin.
Let’s make 2024 just as successful as 2023. Whether you’re interested in Painless PRP, a scalp cleanse, oral minoxidil, or something else, schedule your appointment now at one of our many convenient locations. Happy New Year from the team at Medi Tresse!